Jeopardy Review Game Anglo_Saxons and Beowulf

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Anglo-Saxons
Beowulf
Ideals
Grendel
Vocabulary
History
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Final Jeopardy
$100 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
This Anglo-Saxon ideal might explain
why King Hrothgar became overcome
with bitterness after the deaths of his
soldiers
$100 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
Revenge
$200 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
This ideal best explains
why Beowulf tore of
Grendel’s arm with his
bare hands
$200 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
Physical strength
$300 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
This ideal is prevalent
throughout the poem,
but especially when
Beowulf first goes to
Herot and meets King
Hrothgar.
$300 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
The right to boast about
brave deeds
$400 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
This ideal explains why
Wiglaf stays behind to help
Beowulf fight the dragon.
$400 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
Loyalty to leaders
$500 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
This ideal best explains
the trait that Beowulf
has that allows him to
dive into the lake to
defeat Grendel’s
mother.
$500 Anglo-Saxon Ideals
Courage
$100 Beowulf
From what country is
Beowulf from?
$100 Beowulf
Sweden
$200 Beowulf
Who wrote Beowulf?
$200 Beowulf
An anonymous Christian writer
$300 Beowulf
Why did Hrothgar build Herot?
$300 Beowulf
To have a place to
entertain his Thanes
$400 Beowulf
What do the Geats put in
Beowulf’s tower?
$400 Beowulf
The Dragon’s treasure
$500 Beowulf
What does Beowulf say to Wiglaf at the
end of the poem that indicates the decline
of the Anglo-Saxon society?
$500 Beowulf
“’You’re the last of our far-flung
family. / Fate has swept our race
away’” (68 lines 824-825)
$100 Grendel
Why does Grendel attack Herot?
$100 Grendel
Grendel attacks Herot
because he is in pain
from all of the noise
created by the Danes
$200 Grendel
How do we see traces of Cain’s
ancestor in Grendel’s character?
$200 Grendel
Grendel is like Cain
because he displays
jealousy, his a
murderer, and his is
exiled from the
community.
$300 Grendel
When does Grendel
finally show fear?
$300 Grendel
Grendel shows fear when
Beowulf first grasps his arm:
“’[he] knew at once that nowhere
on earth / Had he met a man
whose hands were harder…His
mind was flooded with fear’” (51
lines 271-276)
$400 Grendel
Why can’t Beowulf’s
men help him defeat
Grendel?
$400 Grendel
Grendel cast a spell that
made his skin impervious to
the blades of the Danes and
Geats
$500 Grendel
Where does Grendel die?
$500 Grendel
He went to his hole in the
marsh to die from his wound
$100 Vocabulary
People in this profession
usually sang Beowulf
aloud.
$100 Vocabulary
Scops
$200 Vocabulary
An alcoholic drink from
the Anglo-Saxon time
period
$200 Vocabulary
Mead
$300 Vocabulary
Using the phrase “God’s
hatred” to describe
something is an example of
this.
$300 Vocabulary
Possessive Kenning
$400 Vocabulary
This is the belief that everything
has a soul – the rocks, the trees,
the rivers, and the ocean.
$400 Vocabulary
Paganism
$500 Vocabulary
This describes a economic system in
which a person of high rank will
allocate land to loyal followers.
These loyal followers will do the
same thing which creates a cycle.
$500 Vocabulary
Feudalism
$100 History
Who was the first to
inhabit Britain?
$100 History
The Celtic
$200 History
Which king is known for
defending Britain against
Viking invaders, encouraged
the use of written English, and
maintained civilization?
$200 History
King Alfred
(Alfred the Great)
$300 History
What did the Anlgo-Saxons
believe controlled their lives?
$300 History
Wyrd
$400 History
How did the AngloSaxons view the world?
$400 History
Grim and fatalisitc
$500 History
How did William the
Conqueror earn his
title?
$500 History
William, the duke of
Normandy felt that he had
been cheated out of receiving
the throne after a council of
nobles appointed an earl
named Harold the throne
instead. He led that last
successful invasion of Britain.
Final Jeopardy
What is significant about the men
who rode on horseback around
Beowulf’s tower at the end o the
poem?
Final Jeopardy Answer
The 12 horsemen. It is
yet another biblical
reference.

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